Our people page will contain information on notable people who lived in the neighborhood.
City Council Members Who Have Represented Jackson Heights
- John Sabini
- Helen Sears
- Danny Dromm -
NYS Assembly Members Who Have Represented Jackson Heights
NYS Senate Members Who Have Represented Jackson Heights
U.S. Congress Members Who Have Represented Jackson Heights
- Joe Crowley
Notable residents (initially copied from Wikipedia)
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Nadia Ali (born 1980), singer-songwriter.Template:Citation needed Alfred Mosher Butts (1899–1993), Butts was a resident of Jackson Heights, New York, and it was there that the game of Scrabble was invented. To memorialize Butts's importance to the invention of the game, there is a street sign at 35th Avenue and 81st Street in Jackson Heights that is stylized using letters, with their values in Scrabble as a subscript. He invented Scrabble in 1938, and perfected it at Community Methodist Church. Chester Carlson (1906–1968), invented Xerox copy machine in his Jackson Heights kitchen.He began some rudimentary experiments, beginning first -- to his wife's aggravation -- in the kitchen of his apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens. It was here that Carlson unearthed the fundamental principles of what he called electrophotography --later to be named xerography -- and defined them in a patent application filed in September, 1938. Robert P. Casey (1932–2000), Casey was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, the son of Marie (née Cummings) and Alphonsus Liguori Casey. Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995. Lady Catiria (1959–1999), Lady Catiria began her career at the age of 19 years in the neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens, impersonating the Puerto Rican TV performer Iris Chacón. Drag performer.Template:Citation needed Thom Christopher (born 1940), Born October 5, 1940 (age 76) Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States. Long time actor on One Life to Live. Eleanor Clift (born 1940), She grew up in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, where her parents ran a deli in Sunnyside. Newsweek contributing editor and regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. Montgomery Clift (1920–1966), actor, moved to Jackson Heights with his family in 1933 and lived in The Chateau apartment building. Ray Dalio (born 1949), Raymond Dalio was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. founder of investment management firm Bridgewater Associates. Alan M. Davis (born 1949), professor and author.Template:Citation needed Edward Djerejian (born 1939), Mr. Djerejian grew up in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, Queens, the son of Armenian political refugees who worked in the restaurant business in New York. Diplomat, former United States Ambassador to Syria and Israel and Assistant Secretary of State.Template:Citation needed Albert K. Dawson (1885-1967), journalist and cinematographer during the First World War.Template:Citation needed Kevin Dobson (born 1943), Born March 18, 1943 in Jackson Heights, Queens, actor, known for his roles on Kojak and Knots Landing. Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995), photographer, lived in Jackson Heights for many years. After first settling in New York in 1935, Eisenstaedt lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, for the rest of his life. Until shortly before his death, he would walk daily from his home to his Life office on the Avenue of the Americas and 51st Street. Calvin Fixx (1906—1950), Fixx married Marlys Virginia Fuller (1906–2004) in Jackson Heights on October 31, 1930. They lived at 3328 81 Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Editor at Time magazine. Dave Fleming (born 1969), Fleming was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. MLB pitcher who spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners. Paul D. Ginsberg (born 1962), Ginsberg was born in 1962 in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is a mergers and acquisitions attorney.Template:Citation needed Arthur Googy (born Joseph McGuckin, March 19, 1961) Originally from Jackson Heights, NY. He attended Blessed Sacrament elementary school followed by a brisk visit to Newtown High., original drummer for the band The Misfits.Template:Citation needed Bobby Hackett (1915–1976), He lived in an apartment in Jackson Heights and played with Les Paul. They were neighbors in Jackson Heights, Queens during the late '50s and the '60s. He was a trumpet player who played with Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong Ed Hayes (born 1947), He grew up for a period of time in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is an influential lawyer, journalist, and memoirist. Helen Kane (1904–1966), Helen wed for the third and final time in 1939. Her husband was well-known Broadwayite Dan Healy; the bride was 36, the groom 52. Theirs was a happy marriage, and Helen decided to settle down “and be Mrs. Healy for awhile.” The Healys moved to a small home on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights. She died on September 26, 1966 at age 62, in her apartment in Jackson Heights, QueensShe was a singer, known for her baby talk version of I Wanna Be Loved by You and model for Betty Boop. Richard Kline (born 1944), went to IS 145. He had a great teacher in junior high school, in Jackson Heights, Queens, who cast him in several of the shows there. That’s pretty much when he realized that he wanted to be an actor. He played Jack's friend Larry on Three's Company. John Leguizamo (born 1964), Moved to Jackson Heights from Bogota, Columbia when he was 3 1/2 and went to IS 145, comedian, actor. Willy Ley (1906–1969), space writer and theorist. Lucy Liu (born 1968), born on December 2, 1968 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York. Liu attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145), actress. Clive Lythgoe (1927–2006), classical pianist. Victor Moore (1876–1962), actor. Billy Murcia (1954–1972), original drummer for the New York Dolls. Colby O'Donis (born March 14, 1989), pop and R&B singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor. Les Paul (1915–2009), He lived in an apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he set up an illegal radio station and began experimenting with recording.He was a jazz guitarist and guitar innovator. He played with Bobby Hackett. Duncan Penwarden (1880–1930), actor. Joe Quesada (born 1962), Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics. Tommy Rettig (1941–1996), actor who appeared on the 1950s Lassie television series. Don Rickles (born 1926), comedian. Robert Tripp Ross (1903–1981), Congressman and former Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1954-1957. Mercedes Ruehl (born 1948), actress. Susan Sarandon (born 1946), actress. Eddie August Schneider (1911–1940), record-setting early aviator. Walter Sear (1930–2010), audio engineer. Gene Simmons (born 1949), of the rock group Kiss. Howard Stern (born 1954), host of The Howard Stern Show. Maria Terrone poet and writer. Sada Thompson (1927–2011), award-winning actress. Johnny Thunders (1952–1991), of the New York Dolls.Template:Citation needed Waddy Wachtel (born 1947), session guitarist. Raees Warsi (born 1963), Urdu poet, writer and TV anchor.Template:Citation needed Helene White (born 1954), federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.